Bagan Temples and Nature Exploration

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Visit of Shwesandaw Pagoda, Shwezigon and Ananda Pagoda
  • Observe the flying fox in Nyaung Hla Village and explore the village
  • Visit to Lawkananda wildlife sanctuary

tour details

Visit the famous temples of Bagan Shwe San Daw, then to Shwezigon, a huge gilded temple and Ananda temple, a masterpiece of Mon-style architecture with four huge standing Buddhas. Then drive out to Bagan to Nyaung Hla Village, which is the roost location for the giant flying fox (Pteropus giganteus). They are a natural treasure for the village. Return to Bagan, visit to Lawkananda Wildlife Sanctuary which has been planted with teak, a non-native species to this dry zone area. The sanctuary is a home to captive breeding populations of the Burmese star tortoise, Eld’s deer and other rare species. An interesting tour for those who loves nature and culture.

tour description

In the morning, we will visit to Shwe San Daw which was built by King Anawrahta in A.D 1057. Then to Shwe Si Gon, a huge gilded temple built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century and Ananda temple, a masterpiece of Mon-style architecture with four huge standing Buddhas and an adjacent brick monastery with well-preserved 18th century murals. Lunch at Welcome Typical Food House.
After lunch, visit to Nyaung Hla village (30 minutes' drive), which is the roost location for the giant flying fox (Pteropus giganteus). The spectacular colony is home to some 3500 individuals, which live in vast rain trees located in the heart of the village and adjacent to the river. Due to seasonal variations, there are more bats in rainy season. The colony started in 1998 and, so far, is increasing in numbers. We ask you to observe these bats but please never disturb them by clapping or making loud noises. They are a natural treasure for the village and for Myanmar.
From the village, return to Bagan. Visit to Lawkananda Wildlife Sanctuary which has been planted with teak, a non-native species to this dry zone area. It was established in 1997 and covers an area of 47 sqm. The sanctuary is a home to captive breeding populations of the Burmese star tortoise, Eld's deer and other rare species.
After our park visit, we will take a walk to nearby Lawkananda pagoda. It is located on the bank of Ayeyarwaddy which was built by King Anawrahta in AD 1059. The sunset across the river and gilded stupa will create a marvelous picture.

includes

  • Transportation in A/C vehicle
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Lunch
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour

excludes

  • Bagan Zone Fee

notes

  • By participating in this tour you will be contributing towards community-based conservation of the flying fox colony in Nyaung Hla. We are very grateful to Dr. Paul Bates and Beatrix Lanzinger for the provision of their expertise and also to Paul and Dr Thein Aung for the beautiful pictures. The programme was partially supported by Harrison Institute, Centre for Systematics and Biodiversity Research and the Darwin Initiative of the UK government.

    Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-16 April
Tour code: NYUDBBTN
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